Spain Unveils Economic Recovery Plan Amid Pandemic

By Barry Hatton, AP News. -

Spain’s prime minister unveiled a major plan Wednesday to boost his country out of recession by spending 140 billion euros ($162 billion) of European Union aid to reshape the economy, with the [...]

Spain Is Moving To Establish Permanent Basic Income

By Joseph Zeballos-Roig, Business Insider. -

Spain is moving to implement a permanent basic income as a measure to help workers and families battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Nadia Calviño, the country's minister for economic [...]

Spain’s New Left-Wing Socialist Government Offers Hope In Dark Political Times

By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead, Occupy.com -

“Corbynism has come to Spain” leaving business leaders “trembling,” wrote the Telegraph last week in response to news that the Mediterranean country had elected its first truly left-wing [...]

Sustainability In A Small Place: The Spanish Basque Country As A 21st Century Model

By Bruce Rich, Opendemocracy.net -

Things aren't working out the way many of us hoped. But we could learn something from this small entrepreneurial nation. The 21st Century is not working out the way many of us hoped: we witness [...]

What Is Happening In Spain?

By Vicente Navarro, Counterpunch.org -

The transition from dictatorship to democracy in Spain (1978) was carried out under conditions very favorable to the profoundly conservative forces that controlled the Spanish state and the [...]

Over 5,000 Police Deployed To Monitor Climate Summit In Spain

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Spain’s authorities have deployed over 5,000 officers to monitor the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) to be held in Madrid from Monday. While the Civil Guard [...]

Thousands Of Catalan Activists Protest Spain’s Royal Visit

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Thousands of demonstrators banged on kitchen pots and chanted "Catalonia has no king!" on Monday to protest a visit by the Spanish royal family to the capital of the region that has been [...]

Barcelona Rocked By Violence On Fifth Day Of Separatist Protests

By Isla Binnie, Marco Trujillo, and Guillermo Martinez, Reuters.com -

The violence followed a largely peaceful demonstration which drew more than half a million people onto the streets of the Catalan capital to denounce the lengthy jail terms that have sent a [...]

Police, Protesters Clash In Catalonia For 3rd Night

By Joseph Wilson, APnews.com -

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rioting raged in Barcelona and several other Catalan towns for a third straight night Wednesday, with police fighting running street battles with protesters angered by [...]

Spanish Police Attack Mass Protests Against Prison Terms For Catalan Nationalists

By Alejandro Lopez and Alex Lantier, Wsws.org -

Protests erupted across Catalonia Monday after Spain’s Supreme Court handed down harsh jail sentences against 12 Catalan nationalists on trumped-up charges relating to the October 1, 2017 Catalan [...]

Spanish Police Attack Mass Protests Against Prison Terms For Catalan Nationalists

By Alejandro Lopez and Alex Lantier, Wsws.org -

Protests erupted across Catalonia Monday after Spain’s Supreme Court handed down harsh jail sentences against 12 Catalan nationalists on trumped-up charges relating to the October 1, 2017 Catalan [...]

Letter From Catalonia: Barcelona’s Occupy Mayor Wins A Second Term

By Elia Gran, Indypendent.org -

Colau narrowly lost the popular vote (21.3% to 20.7%) on May 26 to Ernest Maragall of the Republican Left party, which calls for Catalonia — Spain’s largest and wealthiest province and home to [...]

Can Barcelona Rekindle Its Radical Imagination?

By Carlos Delclós, Roar Magazine. -

The night of 26 May 2019 was a bad one for Spain’s so-called Fearless Cities. Four years after winning local elections, the left-wing municipal platforms that governed Madrid, Barcelona, [...]

Independence Trial Protest Organizers Celebrate A “Historic” March In Madrid

By Staff, Catalannews.com -

Organizers of the protest against the Catalan trial have celebrated a “historic” march in Madrid in a “context of political repression”. For the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) president Elisenda [...]

Spanish Elections Offer Another Lesson For The Left

By Conn Hallinan, Fpif.org -

In what seems a replay of recent German and Italian elections, an openly authoritarian and racist party made major electoral gains in Spain’s most populous province, Andalusia, helping to [...]